Registry No. 304--15
N NATIONAL R ECOV ERY A ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
READY CUT HOUSE
The Code for the Ready Cut House Industry
in its present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are
to be regarded as having received the approval of
the National Recovery Administration
as applying to this industry
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1933
For sale by the Superinendent of Docluments, Washington, D.C. - Price 5 cente
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 31, 1933
pd iiSourrsED or
NATIONAL ABSSOCIATION OF READY CUT HOUSE MABNUFACTURERS
OUTLINE OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THIE
READY CUT HOUSE INDUSTRY
The Ready Cut House Industry was conceived, initiated, and es-
tablished twenty-six years ago, andt in 1916 the National Assckiation
of Ready Cut House M~anufacturers was organized.
The principle upon which it was conceived, involved thme elimina-
tion of waste in the utilization of Inlumbr forP home~ bui~llding and the
elimnination of in-betw~een profits in thme course of t.he handling of the
material from the forest to~ t~he home builder.
The success of the business requires national d~istrib~ution by reason
of the fact that large investmnents are necejssary in plant and special
machineryg for fabrlicating all of the parts of a house in the mill, so
that the sawing and fitting may be eliminated to thle greatest extent
on thie job.
The above conditions necessitate the condu~c~ting~ of ~ot~h a manu-
factulringr and a national sales and distrib~utio~n p~lan through adver-
tising and by direct mail, placing this industry in an r-ntire~ly differ-
ent position fromt that of the long-establishedl lumbelrr manufncturing~,
and diistr~ibuting plan.
The distribution methods of this indusltry are qulitce separatee and
distinct. fr~om~ those of thle so-enlledl "bona1 fidle" lumber business.
The Ready Cut. House Indlustry sells a complete unit. that is a house,
including a rlarge quantity of t~he lumber cut. to fit, the millwrork,
hardware, glass, points, nails, etce., aryl further supplies the home
builders writh plan, er~ection and supervisory? services, at a umit pr~icei,
based on a pubhlished- photogIrah and plan as diistingruis;hed from the
Lumber Industr~y plan of selling lumberl by~ the thousannd feet board
measure, and which usually does not include the other materials or
services necessary for the erIection of thme homne. It is, therefore, clear
that this industryv should be separ~ately organnized fromr any of the
branches of the basic lumber indlustry.
It is the purpose of the Readv Cu~t Hou~se Industryg, and *of the
framers of and adhler~ents to this Code, as pr~omptly and as practi-
cable, to r~estore rantes of wages within thle indluctry~ to. thle rates of
wages prev-ailingr in the period- fromi 1990'c to 1020!, adjusted
in p'roport~ion to changes in the cost. of living ; to restore
the prices of the indlustryg's plrodu~cts to, levels which will stop
the further depletion andi destruction of capital assets andl to revise
rates of wages in such manner as w'ill reflect an equitable adjusPtment.
1. Memb~ler~ship.-Any individual, firm or corp~oration who shall
regularly hlave been engagedl in the manufneture~t of Reaidy Cut or
fabricatedl houses for a period of at least. onle year, andc who has a
manufacturing plant reasonably colmmlenlsurate w~ith the demandsr~ of
the business, and who has a goodl business reputation, shall b)e eligible
to membership in the association. Each member shall be entitledl to,
only one vote. All applications for miember~ship shall b~e mad~e in.
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writingr to thle Boardc of Directors, aI~nd addressedl to thle Secretary.
New memb~ers mlayv be electedl at any! regular or special meeting of
thle Boa~rd of Direc~tors by~ a majority o.f thet members of the Board
present at. such mee~tingr; butl before being~r admitted to actual miem-
b~ershlip, the applicant must sign these Article~s of Association.
2). The Readyv Cut. House Indlustry accepts: and- agrees to operate
und1ler ArticleS V,, VI, anld VII oIf the Code of Fair Comnpetition of.
thle Lumnber r and Timber Prodlucts Inidustry\, as ap~r~oved by the
President August 19. 19133-these recferr1ing t'o hours~ of emlployment
andc wages of labor.
3. This codle is not dlesignled to promote monopolies. Provisions
of this code shall not be so interpreted or admninisteredl as to elimi-
Inate i o nrr~ u op res lmll enePrIP'~~CPise or to d-iscrliminute against them.
4. Violationl b~y anly Readly Cut House Mannufacr~tuer of any pr~on-
sion~ of th~is codle, or any15 approv'ed rulle issuedl th~ereundrer. is an ulnfair
miethiod of competition.
5. It is thle intenltio~n of thcis~e sublscr~ibing to thish codle to standc for :i
uniforml girade. for full and honest co~unt, for fair andi equitable i
adljustmienit of dlisputes and, the highlest business ethics, andl to guiaran-
tee. uis for a s possible. the churlneter of the m~ter~ial theyr sell.
6. Ai commiiittee of threelt shlall adminiisiter the p~rovisionls of thijs
cocde. seculr~e adhelren~lce~ thereto,. hear andl adjust compnllaints, consider
p)'lroposal forL amendmentslllf therelcof andC excep~tionis th~ereto,, and2 othier- :'
wiecryout in the ReadylS C'ut H~ouse Indus~ctry! thle pu~rposes of the
NationniRecover A-~ct. The decision of this co~nun~ittee shall be final
andlt Lintliing upon, all plers~ons .Slbscribing~ to thiS cocde or subject to
7. Th~e purpose'~t of this a so~cintio n shalnl be to, promrlote~ a high standl-
;1rd! of businleSG etliC'S, to foster' truthfl in advr.;tisingr to> pro(tec(t the
publlic fI~romi unscrupulo usj mianufactuina ringl and c sales tho~ds, to imn-
prov'\e mlanulfalctul'irin mlethoCds, to~ elimninate~ waste, and~ to mlaintamn
the~ standard~ of manulllfac'tltur of Ready1! Cult Houlses ait a1 high dlegee
F'or the Codec Conllnittee::
HARV.EY L. HXnnIS, Secretar~y.
Na'ltionaul A~wciationl of Ready Clut House Mannulfne~t ulers,
Ar~thing~ton St. andl Noman Ave., Chicago, Ill.
AUGUS~T 29, 1933.